Category: MEDICAL

Scientific and technological progress is accelerating the developments in medical technology. At the same time, all the stages of a project are increasing considerably in complexity.

It is becoming more and more the urgent task of design to reduce such complexity. When designing products in the medical field, two aspects are important, - on the professional side, doctors and therapists should be given safe and manageable instruments to work with, enabling them to apply technology to the benefit of people’s health. Here, aspects such as ergonomics, usability, haptics and hygiene must be considered in addition to all of the strict norms and legal requirements valid in this field. On the other hand, the patient must be relieved of any fears which are often harboured in connection with medical devices. Above and beyond this, if the relevant products are also perceived as being aesthetic and if they meet the required economic requirements, then the design can be described as successful.